The first developer preview of Android 12 was recently revealed by Android for testing and getting feedback. In the upcoming Android version, we might see compatible media transcoding. What is compatible media transcoding? Well, it helps apps to work compatible with the latest video formats, and easy to copy or paste rich content such as images and videos into the app. Android 12 will also have some additional privacy protections and optimizing performance features.
Some significant changes in Android 12 are:
Notification UI updates
Android 12 is aiming at making the notification designs more modern, functional, and overall, easier to use. Users will encounter some notable changes in the controls, drawer, and templates. The developers are including custom content with icons in decorative notifications. Additionally, Google is coming with optimized transitions and animations for making navigation across the system more smooth.
Convenient content insertion
Google is introducing a new unified API to make interesting and moving content in apps easy. Developers are accepting apps to receive rich content either from clipboard, drag, and drop or keyboard.
Haptic-coupled audio effect
The audio-coupled haptic feedback passed through the phone’s vibrator. The strength and frequency of the vibrations are derived from audio sessions, allowing immersive game and audio experiences. For instance, haptic feedback will allow the developers to simulate rough terrain sound in a racing game or use custom ringtones in a video calling app.
Android 12 supports several audio enhancement features, such as MPEG-H playback in offload and passthrough mode, audio mixers. Besides, resamplers and effects have been optimized. The optimized channels were upgraded from 8 to 24.
Simplified immersive mode
Improving and simplifying the immersive mode, Google focuses on easy-to-use and consistent gestures. For instance, while playing games, reading, or watching videos the navigation customs itself for easy navigation with one swipe.
Pixel 3 / 3 XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 4 / 4 XL, Pixel 4a / 4a 5G, or Pixel 5 devices can get started testing and giving their feedback for Android 12, Developer Preview. The first preview of Android 12 is for developers only, and not for commercial or consumers use. However, as and when the product is ready to reach its final stages, customers will be enrolled through Android Beta to try it.